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Fantastic Job Opportunity
« on: October 31, 2007, 07:42:59 AM »
http://newyork.craig...h/cpg/464781890.html

Ummm... Is this par for the course at CL?

It's at least very entertaining.
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Re: Fantastic Job Opportunity
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2007, 07:49:40 AM »
Heh. 

I am 98% convinced it is a joke, with somebody collecting responses for a future post/followup.

That remaining 2% of me cowers in drunken fear at the back of my skull, worrying that this is a real guy, and that in six months I'll be reading about how he made 40 bazillion dollars with his new website.

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Re: Fantastic Job Opportunity
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2007, 08:21:20 AM »
could be a joke but could equally be real. there's a web designer/developer podcast i listen to and they are always commenting about how often they receive this kind of 'amazing' offer from overly optimistic clients.

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Re: Fantastic Job Opportunity
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2007, 09:01:56 AM »
No longer there, it's been flagged to be deleted :(

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Re: Fantastic Job Opportunity
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2007, 09:17:56 AM »
He's probably found the developer of his dreams and is busy making his first million.

:-)

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Re: Fantastic Job Opportunity
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2007, 09:23:45 AM »
what was it about?
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Re: Fantastic Job Opportunity
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2007, 09:33:23 AM »
Some loser who types in ALL CAPS requesting "help" in developing a website guaranteed to make a jillion dollars.  The ad was packed with bad grammar, spelling errors, and soaked with the sweat of fevered imagination. 

No money up front for the developer, but "5% of the profits".

Such a deal!

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Re: Fantastic Job Opportunity
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2007, 09:52:16 AM »
Hahahaha niiice!
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Re: Fantastic Job Opportunity
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2007, 09:57:47 AM »
That is just too funny.


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Re: Fantastic Job Opportunity
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2007, 11:16:55 AM »
Some loser who types in ALL CAPS requesting "help" in developing a website guaranteed to make a jillion dollars.  The ad was packed with bad grammar, spelling errors, and soaked with the sweat of fevered imagination. 

No money up front for the developer, but "5% of the profits".

Such a deal!
I don't want to seem critical here, but I don't understand your prejudice against Nigerian web sites!

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Re: Fantastic Job Opportunity
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2007, 11:23:45 AM »
DEAR SIR,

I AM WRITING AS YOU ARE MY OWNLY HOAP.  MY FAMILY IS FROM NIGERIAN ROYALTY AND DO TO CIRCUMSTANCES IN MY COUNTRY I FIND I AM UNABLE TO GET MONIES FROM MY ACCOUNT WITHOUT THE GOVERNMENT FINDING OUT.

MY FRIEND, I NEED YOUR HELP.  MY PROPOSE IS AS FOLLOWS: I WILL WITH YOUR HELP SET UP A WEB SIGHT THAT ACCEPTS MONEY.  ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS TRANSFER 1,000 DONATIONCREDITS TO THE SIGHT AND I WILL HIRE A WEB HACKER TO CONVERT THE CREDITS TO REAL MONEY, BUT HE WILL BE VERY CLEVER!  BY MOVING ONE DECIMAL POINT THREE PLACES YOUR 1,000 DONATIONCREDITS WILL BECOME ONE MILLION CREDITS!  THEN I WILL TRANSFER 900,000 CREDIT BACK TO YOU AND KEEP ONLY 100,000 FOR MYSELF AND MY FAMILY.

PLEASE RESPOND QUICKLY IF YOU ARE A WEB PROGRAMMER AND CAN HELP ME AND MY FAMILY EVADE THE BAD SOCIAL SITUATION IN MY COUNTRY.

GOD BLESS,
NIGEL GERIAN

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Re: Fantastic Job Opportunity
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2007, 11:53:30 AM »
OMG, the spam I received the other day was yours!

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Re: Fantastic Job Opportunity
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2007, 05:14:24 PM »
MY FRIEND, I NEED YOUR HELP.  ...
NIGEL GERIAN
I sent all my cody credits, and the list of my bank accounts and access codes that you requested, but had no response.
Now I fear that the friend is Ni.

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Re: Fantastic Job Opportunity
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2007, 05:17:07 PM »
lol  this nigerian scammer can have my bank account, the red type and numerous 0s may make them want to donate  ;D

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Re: Fantastic Job Opportunity
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2007, 05:32:24 PM »
DEAR FRIEND CRANIOSCOPICAL,

I HAVE EMAILED AND EMAILED YOU BUT WHO IS THIS "SPAM" PERSOM WHO CONTINUES TO INTERCEPT AND READ OUR PRIVATE EMAILS??   BECAUSE IF YOU INTEND TO SHARE OUR WEALTH WITH OTHERS I MUST INCREASE MY HANDLING FEES ETCETERA.

I AM GROWING WORRIED THAT YOU ARE NOT SERUIS IN THIS VENTURE, AS SO FAR ALL I HAVE GOTTEN IS YOUR DONATIONCREDITS, BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION, CREDIT CARD PIN NUMBERS, AND ONLY $50,000 CASH US.  SURELY YOU MUST UNDERSTAND A WEB INTERNETS IS VERY EXPENSIVE AND THE HACKER I PLAN TO USE WILL DEMAND MORE.

MY FRIEND, I HOPE YOU ARE SERIUS AND AND AS PROOF WILL CONSIDER SENDING ME YOUR CAR TOO, AS I KNOW ALL WESTERN PEOPLES HAVE 2 OR MORE CARS THIS WILL NOT BE A HARDSHIP?  ALSO PLEASE PUT GAS IN IT BECAUSE PETROL HERE IS $11.00 PER LITER.

I WELCOME AND EXPECT YOUR HELP IN THESE MATTERS.

GOD BLESS,
NIGEL


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Re: Fantastic Job Opportunity
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2007, 10:23:14 PM »
WHO IS THIS "SPAM" PERSOM WHO CONTINUES TO INTERCEPT AND READ OUR PRIVATE EMAILS?? ...
I AM GROWING WORRIED THAT YOU ARE NOT SERUIS...
CONSIDER SENDING ME YOUR CAR TOO, AS I KNOW ALL WESTERN PEOPLES HAVE 2 OR MORE CARS THIS WILL NOT BE A HARDSHIP?  ALSO PLEASE PUT GAS IN IT BECAUSE PETROL HERE IS $11.00 PER LITER.


I am doing my best.

Let me assure you that SPAM is a Canadian acronym for Sending Petrol And Money and not, as your close but secretive friend in your government asserts, Squash Poxy African Mendicant.

I am sorry that my car does not have Sirius but I am sure you will enjoy its state-of-the-art 8-track player and custom-fitted spice rack.
When the car does arrive it is very important that you test the hazard lights. This is best done while travelling at high speed with the sun-roof fully open. Look for the large red button marked with the word "EJECT". By the way, I heartily endorse the use of hackers in our joint venture and am despatching my own to meet with you in case the hazard lights fail to function as planned. Do be ready to welcome Machete-Man, he bears a little gift that might give you an edge.

Meanwhile, over on DoCo, my AHK coding snack request has been fulfilled and the 0-4-U key combination has caused all recent transactions on my accounts to be reversed.


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Re: Fantastic Job Opportunity
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2007, 12:51:47 PM »
ROFLMAO!  ;D
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